Date: 9 months ago   Category: Politic

Have found the mysterious ancient sign in a cave


The international group of scientists has found in a cave in South Africa the drawing in the form of an oktotorp ("lattice" or "hash") whose age reaches 73 thousand years that does a symbol by the most ancient sample of rock painting. The value of the image remains the unknown, however archeologists assume that he served the ritual or art purposes. The Science Alert edition reports about it. The drawing has been found in a calcareous cave of Blombos on the southern coast of the Republic of South Africa. Excavation is carried out here since 1991, and scientists have found ancient artifacts, including jewelry from sea shells, instruments of labor from bones and pieces of ochre — the natural pigment applied to creation of drawings. The most ancient occupation layer is dated in 100-140 thousand years, and researchers found stones with the patterns scratched on them in it. However these geometrical drawings aren't considered as an example of the ancient fine arts as it is unknown whether the artist put any value in them. Scientists have found in the layer dated 73 thousand years, a silkret fragment (the breed formed by silicon dioxide, sand and gravel) with an accurate pattern in the form of the oktotorp drawn with ochre. The analysis has shown that this symbol is probably a part of larger drawing. Opening allows to remove age of cave painting on 30 thousand years. Though it is known that Neanderthal men created rock paintings 64 thousand years ago, researchers still found the drawings made by Homo sapiens which were dated only 40 thousand years. It is more than important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

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